Blog Archives

Affordable housing, eviction, and CPA discussed during housing meeting

March 11, 2016
By

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) held a State of Our Neighborhood pre-meeting on March 3 at the Ana M. Cole Community Center to discuss housing in the neighborhood and city. About 20 people attended the meeting. A panel discussed three housing initiatives to tackle the current housing crisis in Jamaica Plain and...

Read more »

Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 11, 2016
By

Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

Read more »

Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

February 26, 2016
By

There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

Read more »

Desaprobación unánime en reunión de la ATMB

February 26, 2016
By

En una reunión el 10 de febrero de miembros de la comunidad y oficiales electos, había una desaprobación unánime de la propuesta subida de tarifas de la ATMB (la Autoridad de Transporte de Massachusetts Bay). Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron a la reunión en Roxbury Community College. Docenas de asistentes compartieron sus preocupaciones sobre...

Read more »

New tool for City’s summer job program

February 26, 2016
By

City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

Read more »

VA hospital temporarily closed

February 26, 2016
By

The Jamaica Plain campus of VA Boston Hospital was closed over Valentines Day weekend after frigid temperatures made pipes burst, causing major water damage, according to a press release. Access to the facility was restricted as staff and contractors worked to recover the hospital and bring it back to full use. Employees of that...

Read more »

O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

February 26, 2016
By
O’Malley introduces ‘Puppy Mill Bill’

Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley introduced an ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill” on Feb. 22 that would ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. O’Malley introduced the ordinance at the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center in JP. The ordinance would not affect...

Read more »

Egleston Square YMCA head picked to lead BCYF

February 26, 2016
By

William Morales, who is the executive director of the Egleston Square YMCA, has been appointed as commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF), which provides vital resources to Boston’s youth and senior populations, according to a press release. The BCYF commissioner works within Mayor Martin Walsh’s Health and Human Services Cabinet...

Read more »

Actualización del parque de perros en Beecher Street

February 12, 2016
By

Después de una reunión apasionada sobre el uso actual de Beecher Street Park, ha habido reuniones productivas y se hacen planes para seguir adelante, según el portavoz del departamento de parques y recreación de Boston (BPRD), Ryan Woods, y la residente de Jamaica Plain Nina Robinson que ha organizado un grupo para el parque....

Read more »

Beecher St. dog park update

February 12, 2016
By

After an impassioned meeting regarding the current use of Beecher Street Park, there have been productive meetings and plans are being made for moving forward, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods and Jamaica Plain resident Nina Robinson, who has organized a group for the park. Beecher Street Park has...

Read more »